Aston, PA—Sister Miriam Grace Devlin, OSF, 91, died in Assisi House on October 26. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 70 years. Sister Miriam Grace (Grace Anna Devlin) was born in Philadelphia where she was a member of All Saints Parish and a graduate of Little Flower High School. She entered the congregation in 1942 and professed her first vows in 1944. Sister Miriam Grace earned a B.S. in Secondary Education from Villanova University and an M.A. in Social Science from Bonaventure University. She ministered primarily in education on both elementary and secondary levels.
Sister Miriam Grace began her years in ministry teaching at Holy Ghost School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (1943-1953). This was followed by 11 years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Boston teaching at Holy Trinity High School in Roxbury ((1955-1966). She also spent 10 years in the Diocese of Trenton teaching at McCorristin High School (1966-1976).
Sister Miriam Grace ministered in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 38 years. She taught at Resurrection School in Chester (1955), St. Maria Goretti High School (1976-1977), and St. Hubert High School (1977-1998). She worked as a volunteer at Assisi House in Aston from 1998-2004. She became a resident of Assisi House in 2004 and served in prayer ministry until her death.
All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Tuesday, November 4. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 9:30 A.M. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial at will be at 11 A.M. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Miriam Grace is survived by her sister, Mary Hanning; by her nieces and nephews; and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.